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LOL! That is a smart dog! Thanks for sharing Sue.
Thanks Sue! Did you get him potty trained? Do you remember how long it took?
Thanks for the encouragement Lee, it came at a great time! I guess I’m going to have to try a crate. He seems to think that it’s OK to go on the linoleum now, which is better than carpet, but I don’t want this to continue. I wonder if I’m just not being patient enough though? I can’t remember how long it took me to potty train my previous pup so it’s hard to gage this. Thanks again!
Once again, thanks for the info crazy4cats, I think I might try to hold off as well. I’ve considered bringing home a male littermate but so far haven’t done so after reading about littermate syndrome (even though I know this situation is not a one size fits all b/c I do think that some dogs are meant to be together). Also, I have concerns about them fighting and I’m thinking about holding off longer on neutering, which escalates my concerns. My dog was really attached to one of his male littermates. Are your labs littermates?
Crazy4cats, how long is it recommended to wait before neutering? I’ve been debating about this as well.
Thank you SO MUCH crazy4cats and Cyndi, the list you found for me is invaluable! I have a German Shepherd pup who is about 11 weeks old. I currently feed him Merrick for puppys (grain free). He loves the Merrick and seems to be doing well on it so far. Here is what the lable says: Protein (min) 28%, fat (min) 12%, fiber (max) 4.50%, calcium (max) 1.70%, Phosphorus (max) 1.10%. What bothers me is I don’t really know how much is in the food because of the “min” and “max” designations. I wish I had a little better idea of the actual percentages in the food. I went with Grain Free because I read something about arsenic levels but I eat grain myself so I guess it isn’t a big deal if it contains grain or not….I’m still debating about this. My vet is recommending Science Diet since they are more specific about just how much of these nutrients are included in the kibble but my previous GSD never did well on Science Diet so I’m reluctant to try it. I’m going to take a look at this list that you so kindly provided for me and see what I find. I’m new to understanding what type of ingredients a large breed pup really needs (other than keeping calcium lower) so I’m educating myself now. Thanks again for all your help and for taking the time to respond so thoughtfully to me!!!